Ed Smith & Edeva Smith
Colliers International

“Eva’s is taking the conversation about youth homelessness from the issue of shelter and expanding it to include job training, education and life skills on a national partnership scale.”

Ontario Securities Commission

Bill Furlong (Ivey MBA ’87) is a senior financial services Executive and Regulator with 25+ year track record of Leadership, Innovation and Success in Canadian and International Capital Markets. In January 2019 he completed his final term as a Commissioner at the Ontario Securities Commission where he held responsibilities related to Board Oversight, Policy and Adjudication, and was Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee. He previously held global, senior leadership roles at TD Securities where he retired in 2012 as Vice Chair. Bill is currently an Executive-in-Residence at the Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership at Ivey Business School, writing, presenting and lecturing on Leader Character to students and business leaders across North America and the U.K.


“Giving back is something that I’ve always believed in. I was privileged to be raised in a loving and stable family and have been in a position to give the same to my two beautiful daughters. Unfortunately, too many youths find themselves in hostile environments with no one to turn to for guidance and often leave home and end up on the streets. Eva’s offers shelter and provides them with the support they desperately need to help them get back on their feet and lead a fulfilling life. I’ve heard many stories from youths that have passed through Eva’s and they are always so inspiring. I wanted to be a part of this amazing organization and help where I could.”


“Everyone needs support at some point in their lives. Some lean on family, others on their friends or mentors. Eva’s is a wonderful organization that supports the unsupported by not only providing shelter to at risk youths, but also giving individualized and focused attention to aid them in their journey to becoming successful and reaching their goals.”

Stikeman Elliott LLP

“Our homeless and at-risk youth are equally deserving of the opportunity to live safe and productive lives. Supporting Eva’s efforts to better the lives of and create opportunities for our homeless and at-risk youth should be regarded as social rent for all of the advantages we and our children so richly enjoy.”

York Heritage Management

“I have volunteered with Eva’s for about 20 years. Intrigued originally by the passion of the management and staff, I soon learned that Eva’s was providing youth with so much more than food and shelter. Providing youth with skills and resources to become self-sufficient, complete their education and to find employment are key. That’s how lives are changed and that’s why I am committed to working with Eva’s.”

Taylor Advisory Services

“It is truly an honour to be a part of Eva’s. As we look to our young people to contribute to our world around us, we must provide support and services to those who have found themselves in unfortunate circumstances. Eva’s provides more than shelter services; it provides transition support, life skills, a sense of community and belonging. It elevates the conversation beyond temporary and emergency shelters – this is what makes it unique and at the same time so critical and important.”

Hays Specialist Recruitment Canada

Brookfield Asset Management

“Eva’s is broadening the dialogue, beyond providing shelter, to focusing on the eradication of homelessness though education, advocacy and systemic change. As a mother, I appreciate the fact that no matter what how diligent we are as parents, there are many influences outside of us which contribute to the success of our youth. Eva’s offers an important alternative for youth in our city.”

Royal Bank of Canada

Torys LLP

“Eva’s does so much more than provide safe shelter on a temporary basis in a respectful non-discriminatory fashion to all homeless and at risk youth regardless of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity. Eva’s is committed to preventing youth homelessness in cases where that is possible, and alleviating the consequences of homelessness on a sustainable basis where prevention is not possible.”

Research Analyst, Ontario Health

Project: Restore FIBI (Families Impacted by Incarceration)

Director, TD Securities

Gerald W. Schwartz
Louise Smith, Interim Executive Director
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